Police have released the name of the man who was killed in a shooting in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood Tuesday morning.
Garfield Thomas, 33, of Mattapan, was shot around 10:40 a.m. on Evelyn Street, according to police. Thomas was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he later died.
"This does not appear to be a random act at all," Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross said Tuesday. "The parties are known to each other."
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Bernadette Campbell, the landlord of the home where the shooting happened, said she was devastated by the fatal incident.
"These kids are going to grow up without a father," she said of the victim's children.
Campbell said the victim is a father of two who lived alone and had been renting from her for a year and a half. She said he never caused any problems as a tenant.
"He has kids and I'm pretty sure they visit him every now and again," she said.
No arrests have been made, but the investigation remains active.